The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
- Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
- Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
- Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
- Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
The queendom had been enjoying a tentative peace ever since the time, twelve years earlier, when unbridled bloodshed spattered the doorstep of every Wonderlander.My first thought upon reading that was, "Ew!" I hope this isn't going to be a very bloody book. I mean, I don't mind some violence... as long as it helps the plot along. I hope that the reference to "unbridled bloodshed" being spattered all over doorsteps isn't indicative of a book full of gratuitous violence. We'll see...